Floating dock “Smart” – first test runs

To be more flexible and independent, in respect of maintenance and repair works, huge investment in our own floating dock, called „Smart“, was made.

The hull of an vessel served as base for this project. The bottom was enhanced by a lot of floating tanks, allowing the floating dock to drop down. For docking a vessel, the floating tanks will be filled with water, so the dock will sink. After the required depth is reached, the ship will be pulled with winds into the dock. Then the floating tanks will be pumped out and so the dock will lift again and the vessel will come up as if staying in a dry dock.

The first test runs have been made and now the experiences out of this will be considered in the finalizing works.